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Award-winning author, Roslyn Franken to give presentation on her book Meant to Be at the Florida Holocaust Museum

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The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is excited to bring award-winning author, Roslyn Franken to the Museum for a presentation and discussion on her 5-star rated book Meant to Be on March 1, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. This exclusive presentation has limited seating. RSVP/Registration is required via The FHM's website

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Feb. 22, 2023 - PRLog -- In Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit, author Roslyn Franken reveals the unforgettable true story of her parents, John and Sonja Franken – two unlikely survivors of World War II. While John, a young Dutch naval recruit in the Dutch East Indies, is captured at sea by the Japanese and must fight for his life as a POW, Sonja is taken by the Nazis from her home in The Netherlands to endure the horrors of Auschwitz and a series of concentration camps. Remarkably, John survives the Nagasaki atomic bomb and, Sonja escapes death in the gas chambers on three separate

After suffering endless tests of faith and fortitude at the hands of their brutal captors, the war ends and the two are brought together in the most extraordinary of circumstances to rebuild their lives as one based on love, trust, and commitment.

Roslyn Franken is an internationally acclaimed award-winning author and speaker dedicated to educating and inspiring people with her books and dynamic author presentations. She is best known for her latest book entitled Meant to Be, about her parents' amazing survival, love, and triumph over tragedy as Holocaust and atomic bomb survivors who eventually meet, marry, and make a beautiful life together against all odds.

As a professional speaker, Roslyn has taken her book from the page to the stage with multimedia presentations she delivers to diverse groups across North America. She recently made her youth speaker debut with a presentation to over 300 students at a school in The Netherlands. Now she is taking her book, Meant to Be, from the stage to the screen with a feature film adaptation currently in development. She also coaches aspiring authors who are eager and ready to get their inspirational stories out of their head, onto the page, and out to the world, once and for all.

One of the largest Holocaust Museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit

Museum Location:
The Florida Holocaust Museum
55 Fifth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 820-0100

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